The Hive was Buzzing with Activity

The Concord Armory was buzzing with activity for “The Hive: A Symposium for Living History Interpreters” on a recent weekend in February 2023. Co-sponsored by Minute Man National Historical Park, Friends of Minute Man, Revolution 250, and the Massachusetts Army National Guard, the event was geared toward re-enactors and interpreters of the American Revolution. We had a great turnout, with over a hundred registrants from all over New England and several mid-Atlantic states. Attendees had the opportunity to meet colleagues and learn new skills while enjoying displays, lectures, and break-out sessions at this free event.

Image above, left to right: Henry Cooke displays his collection of historic clothing and answers questions. Ruth Hodges teaches a class on women’s period clothing.

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Kathleen D. Fahey, Executive Director, Friends of Minute Man National Park

Jim Hollister and Jarrad Fuoss, Minute Man National Park Service Rangers , lead a musket drill session.

Jarrad Fuoss, Minute Man National Historical Park Ranger, gives a lecture on historical interpretation.

Gunsmith Richard Colton displays the reproduction Dakin fowling piece he crafted for Minute Man National Historical Park. The gun was purchased with a grant from the Massachusetts chapter of the Society of the Cincinnati to the Friends of Minute Man. Read the Dakin Fowler Returns to the North Bridge for more information.
A view of The Hive participants at the Concord Armory.